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Your new DDOT director?

On the agenda for Mayor Vince Gray‘s weekly press briefing tomorrow is something we’ve been waiting on for a long time: The appointment of a new director for the District Department of Transportation, one of the most important members of the cabinet. By most accounts, the agency hasn’t suffered too much under the able hands of interim director Terry Bellamy—-but the wait had gone on long enough that top officials started leaving, afraid of what might come next.

We know Gray hired an executive search firm to find somebody. Still, it’s entirely possible that he’ll follow an example set by the Departments of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Employment Services, Education,and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and just promote Bellamy. Not being a betting woman, I won’t put money down on it. But I will preen if I’m right.